Let’s take a look at the SATO Matches of the Week:
The Ibra Bowl I is the big ticket this weekend in Serie A as Zlatan Ibrahimovic plays against the club that he used to win Scudetti with. Ibra was unafraid of calling out his former side with his move to AC Milan and several AC Milan players have claimed the same. Today is possibly a look into who ends up winning the league title with the two highest projected teams facing off. Last year’s treble winners of Inter have the best defense in the league only allowing 6 goals in 10 matches. Current first place AC Milan have the league’s best offense with 20 goals in 10 matches this season, so the match is ideal on several levels including skill, hype, and potential Scudetto champion.
Final Pick: Inter 1-0
A fight for the top four will go down today as 5th place Juve hosts 6th place Roma. Roma has flown up the board in the last month and were once a relegation bound club. Juventus has a ten goal advantage in the statistics on the 6th place club and has played great at home with a 3-1-1 record. Juventus, on the other hand, has been very disappointing on the road this season with only 1 victory in 5 matches. I’ll take the club with home field advantage.
Final Pick: Juve 2-1
Lazio is slipping and their 4 point lead has completely dissolved from a week back with two consecutive lackluster performances. The schedule doesn’t get much easier for the now 2nd place squad as they face a very difficult opponent in 3rd place Napoli. Napoli is actually the best road team in the league and is the only one yet to lose a single match away from the home crowd with an unbelievable 4-2-0 record. Lazio could retake over first place though with a win and a AC Milan draw, but I doubt they win this tough match.
Final Pick: 1-1 Draw